FORMER ADJUDICATION

FORMER ADJUDICATION

former adjudication. A judgment in a prior action that resulted in a final determination of the rights of the parties or essential fact questions and serves to bar relitigation of the issues relevant to that determination. ? Collateral estoppel and res judicata are the two types of former adjudication. See COLLATERAL ESTOPPEL; RES JUDICATA. [Cases: Judgment 540, 634. C.J.S. Judgments ¡ì¡ì 697¨C703, 707, 779¨C782, 834.]
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